Playing HD videos without a hitch using integrated graphics has been a goal that Intel reached with its GMA X4500HD, which has full HD hardware acceleration. But what about the other variants in its lineup, like the G41 and 43 chipsets? We explore this with the MSI G41TM-E43.
AMD's Phenom II has quickly established itself as a platform for more budget conscious consumers. What better than to pair it with an AM2+ 790GX motherboard that uses more affordable DDR2 memory? We give you the lowdown on the Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H.
With one of the best prices that we have ever seen for a Core i7 motherboard, MSI's X58 Pro-E seems to have it all. Features, price and the quality from a reputable top tier motherboard vendor. Does it really have the performance to match? Find out in our rundown.
AMD has been catching up with some of Intel's more powerful processors with its latest AM3 Phenom II offerings. This is aided in part by the competitively priced mainstream boards of which the 790GX chipset plays a major role. We cover three of the top Socket AM3 790GX boards available now from ASUS, BIOSTAR and MSI.
After the recent introduction of the first retail implementation of the NVIDIA Ion platform from Acer, NVIDIA continues to push its chipset by sending us a barebones motherboard kit from Zotac with a dual-core Intel Atom processor installed. Here's a quick update with our findings.
A high-end enthusiast class chipset like the Intel X58 Express in a microATX form factor? That has been done. But what about a microATX board bearing ASUS' overclocking oriented Republic of Gamers logo? We check out the small but lean Rampage II Gene.
We have all seen the Intel Atom turning up in every low-cost PC, mobile or otherwise. These however are usually the single core variants. What about the less common dual-core versions? Read all about our experiences with the dual-core Intel Atom in a mini-ITX package.
Fancy yourself a strapping warrior in an RPG? Foxconn's latest X58 motherboard has quite a striking name and an eye-catching box that seem more suited for a graphics card or gaming peripheral product than a staid motherboard. Here's our attempt at wielding the Flaming Blade.
Need the perfect compact motherboard for your HTPC setup? Then the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi could just be the ideal board for you. Small, but feature-packed and powerful, we take a closer look at this tiny dynamo and see if it has what it takes to seize centre stage in your living room.
DFI has brought its Flame Freezer heatsink over to the latest Core i7 platform with its Intel X58 board, the LANParty UT X58-T3eH8. Equipped with its usual overclocking friendly BIOS, DFI promises more hours of tweaking for enthusiasts. We tried our hand at it and here are our thoughts.